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Unlocking Indian Bridal Myths


Smeared in vermillion, adorned in precious jewellery, decked in deep red bridal couture, that’s what every authentic Indian bride looks like. We know that’s the real quest to achieve the bridal beauty goals, however, the new hustler go-getter millennial generation does not think so. The new-age bride to-be is bold, gentle non-conformist, opinionated and above all minimal yet statement maker. She who multitasks her spread sheets with comic stand up’s, she who embarks every timeline with a grace on her face and never gets tired even if it’s a midnight duty. Because she’s a 21st century woman who takes her own stand and gears up for challenges with a brave soul. So, do you think the ordinary red bridal trousseau and ornamented jewelry will complement her juggler persona? Nay bring some champagne and raise a toast, that’s what we are talking about.

In an age where the brides custom design their D-Day outfits by embroidering and scripting their love story on the breath-taking canvas of royal silks strands, let’s break the myths of the age-old bridal conventions and make your new ones!

Pastels are the New Reds

Simply put, lighter subtle shades of rose, ivory, turquoise, cream, beige and lavender are amongst the most trending bridal outfit colors. Whether it’s the day wedding or the night, our brides are rocking these pastel lehengas with floral work on them effortlessly. Crafted with perfection, these airy and dreamy hues are sure to make you feel like a princess on your big day!


Functional Lehengas, please?

Gone are the days when the brides wanted to wear down their weight with heavily embellished and encrusted lehengas that would make them almost difficult to stand still for longer hours. Thanks to the competitive spirit of boutiques that began the trend of heavy cumbersome lehengas that would weight from 5kilos to 25 kilos, no kidding people! The humungous task of handling and managing the almost gym-like weighs on your big day sounds a lot like a bad dream to us now! How about going chic and effortless in a light twirl-worthy lehenga that gives you enough princess goals and lets you dance your heart out? Perfect, right!


Golden Rule of D-Day

How about pockets in lehenga, just in case you want to do some touch-ups or hand a letter to your hubby, just to ignite some spark before the d-night😉 Well, pockets are very functional and help you have a hands-free moment during a time when everyone wants free hugs and shake a leg or two!


Monotones are Major

Go for uni-colored couture, this will help you minimise the struggle with mix and match and contrast pairing with your hubby’s ensemble. The trend is simplistic, head-turner and of course grand to behold. Just paint your overall with a uniform colored lehenga or saree running the exact same embroidery throughout, this will help you elongate your length and height. Isn’t that pretty cool? Because you need kitten heels only for now.


Minimalist Bride

You don’t have to look like a wedding cake with different designs and embroideries overpowering your natural charm and elegance. Just focus on the eloquent drama that you outfit lends and keep it simple, basic with a hint of gold and shimmer to add that wedding vibe. Banarasi brocade lehengas do just that and when paired with crisp solid shirts and sherwani capes, they complete your look with an added cherry to the pie. Nothing is too plain or too simple, it’s your state-of-mind. Follow your heart and wear with panache.


Add glamour with Blouse

 Don’t forget to sprinkle some confetti with the additional glamour of your ethnic accents that can lift your look from bland to grand in seconds. Go for off-shoulder blouses or cape blouses or just settle for a jacketed blouse for the bohemian look. Nevertheless, blouse elevate your look and can seriously add some style quotient!

Image Courtesy: 1. Verve, 2. Elle, 3. High Fashion 4. Weddingz, 5. Verve. 6. Vogue

Article By : Ambika Asthana

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